Off the top of my head I cannot recall any geared-up locative arts projects having text as a big factor. The most important screen-based item has been the map: with online and real people represented, or with clues offered in text balloons.
Whenever I teach locative arts, however, I refer to more ‘analogue’ or low-tech versions that have text: like Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg’s Implementation and Ji Lee’s The Bubble Project.]]>
Are there text-based components of this, and if so how do they work? It seems like a lot interesting stuff going on in the augmented-reality / mixed-reality sector is based on GPS mapping, but doesn’t necessarily annotate the map with text in interesting ways (as for example Google Map Hacks often do).
Its funny - I really like our “Off-Topic” category, because it allows us to maintain some disciplinarity without disciplining ourselves all the time. But, in the spirit of my concepts forum, it seems like you only have to look at most of our off-topic idea sideways for a moment before asking the inductive question that makes it on-topic… although that might be true of anything, if next-step thinking is admissible (”What does classical opera have to do with dogs? Well, what if we made a classical opera out of recorded dog noises, etc. etc.”)]]>